At Ten and Co. we respect and recognize the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada as the Keepers of the Territory we are located on.
We would like to recognize the land we are gathering on today as the traditional territory of many nations, including Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. We also acknowledge that Oakville is covered by the Head of the Lake Treaty, number 14, established in 1806.
As a female lead team, we would like to recognize the underrepresentation of Indigenous women and girls in academia and business in this country and the multiple barriers they face throughout life, school and business. We intend to continue to build relationships that allow us to support and spotlight artists within our community.
We would also like to recognize that climate change disproportionately affects Indigenous people by depleting food sources and the land they have lived off of and maintained for centuries. We invite you to consider Mother Nature in your day-to-day life by simply enjoying nature and leaving no trace behind while doing so.